Whole Website References: How do I write the reference list entry?

Do not create references or in-text citations for whole websites.

To mention a website in general, and not any particular information on that site, provide the name of the website in the text and include the URL in parentheses. For example, you might mention that you used a website to create a survey.



We created our survey using Survey Monkey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/).

If you are writing online, you can link the name of the site directly so that the link has descriptive text.



We created our survey using Survey Monkey.

To cite particular information on a website, determine the reference type (e.g., report, webpage) and then follow the appropriate format.


For more information, see

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.), section 8.22, p. 268.

American Psychological Association. (n.d). Whole website references. https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples/whole-website-references